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Charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Street Gang Member?

Charged with a weapons offense in Illinois? You need an experienced Chicago gun lawyer to represent you. In order to combat violence associated with street gangs the State of Illinois has passed a new law targeting street gang members that are armed with firearms. This new gun law amends the Criminal Code of 1961 relating to the offense of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. This is a complicated law and needs to be handled by an experienced Chicago gun lawyer

The Statute sets a minimum sentence of three years and a maximum sentence of 10 years behind bars for unlawful use of a weapon by a street gang member. Under previous laws, the offense was punished usually by a sentence of probation. However, this new law does not allow for probation so it is very important that you hire an experienced Chicago gun lawyer to defend you on this serious charge. The Chicago criminal lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege handle all weapon offenses, misdemenaor and felonies in state and federal court.

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This is hard charge to for the prosecution to prove, because the law requires that the suspects be proven beyond a reasonable doubt to be in a gang or admit to be in a gang, and are proven to have the weapon in their possession or admit to having the weapon in their possession. An experienced Chicago criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege can investigate your case fully and recommend a course of conduct to get the best possible outcome for your criminal charge.

Due to the severe nature of this charge and the vast resources of the police and the prosecutor it is important that you hire an experienced Chicago gun lawyer. We will use our experience to win your case or get your case dismissed or a not guilty verdict at trial. In the alternative, we will use our negotiating skills to convince the court and the prosecutor to come with an effective and constructive sentencing option that gives you the best chance of avoiding jail and fine. We have your best interest in mind when handling your case. Please be weary of lawyers looking to just plead you guilty. Michael P. Schmiege is an experienced trial lawyers and Chicago criminal defense attorney who will fight with you to the end to protect your rights and freedom.

Contact Chicago criminal attorney Michael P. Schmiege at once if you have been charged with a crime.

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Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege - Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney
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Phone: (312) 626-2400